So, when should you have allergy tests?

If you have allergy symptoms, you may get relief from self-help steps and over-the-counter drugs.  If these steps do not help your symptoms, then it is time to see a specialist and get your allergy tested.

Symptoms such as hives, dermatitis, rhinitis (nasal blockage, sneezing), red itchy eyes, asthma, or severe reactions such as anaphylaxis.

How is allergy testing done?

Allergy testing can be done as a skin test or blood test.